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Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me

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Can the fairy tale bring Charlotte the happiness she’s looking for, or was he always there to begin with?
A modern, reimagined Cinderella story.
When aspiring author Charlotte Kingsley finally gets published, she thinks all her dreams have come true. But the trouble begins when her publicity firm reinvents her quirky online presence into a perfectly curated dream li/>A
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 21st 2019 by Shadow Mountain
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Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the cover of this fun, contemporary romance and the story in under the cover.

Charlotte (Lettie) wants to be a writer and after so many rejections when her dream finally comes true after she writes The Cinderella Fiction she can't believe it. She's got the agent she's longed to work with, and a publicity firm to help promote her and the book. The only problem is they're changing everything from what Charlotte wears to the furnishings in her apartment, and calling her Char. At f
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I loved the fresh approach the author takes in this fun and angsty story about a girl whose dream come true, only it's not exactly right... and it interferes with her new and unexpected dream. The narration of Charlotte's thoughts is highly entertaining, and I loved the balance of humor and depth. Anders is so sweet, and the glimpses into his struggles and vulnerabilities made him all the more real. I absolutely love the neighbor-friends-to-lovers trope, and this one was especially fun. Real wor ...more
Michelle Kenneth -
This is by far my favorite Julie Wright book yet. I really loved this book, mainly because I relate a lot to the story. There's that writer who dreams of being published, but then in order to truly be that bestselling author, you have to be a certain online persona. Welcome to the world of books, PR, marketing and social media. Oh, and try to have a personal life somewhere in there.

For writers, there are a lot of good pick me ups throughout this book that helps you focus on your craf
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much! This one’s a contemporary romance. I loved the plot, the characters and the cute ending. It was just amazing!

I loved Charlotte. She’s an author trying to get her book published, but she just keeps getting told “no.” I loved the way she talked about her fairy godmother. It made me laugh every time! Charlotte lost her way for a little bit. When she finally got a publishing deal, she felt pushed and pulled every direction until her friends and family didn’t re
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I've been waiting and waiting to read this book. It's been taunting me from the TBR pile for a bit, waiting for it's turn. That's a real thing- the taunting. Seriously. I've moved my TBR pile to an end table that has a door so I can close it and not see those taunting books. It helps me stick to the reading schedule. True story. But not the one you came here for.

This book was fun. Julie Wright incorporates humor and wit in her books that always has me smiling. Told in first person, L
Katie W
Life doesn't always go according to plan and that's a hard life lesson that our protagonist, Charlotte (aka Lettie) learns. Lettie is tenacious and can't let go of her dream to become a published author, even though she's received many rejections. When an idea of a non-fiction life lesson book hits her over the head, she runs with it, resulting in The Cinderella Fiction, which is an instant hit. I loved how each chapter has a heading with one of the quotes from her book.

Being thrust into a new
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book! This clean, contemporary romance had the perfect infusion of romance, wit, and wisdom. Julie made me fall in love with the characters of Charlotte (Lettie) and Anders. I enjoyed reading about Lettie and her dreams of becoming a published author. I loved how this story tiptoed along, pulling Lettie further and further into the demands of social media perfection and becoming a puppet for "what the world wants". It tugged at my heartstrings to see Lettie making tough decisions an ...more
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is so fun! As are all of Julie's books. Lettie is a doll. She is funny, quirky, and a bit of a drama queen, in a cute way. I laughed out loud many times, especially when she blamed her fairy godmother for things she felt she needed to be doing for her. Very cute and funny. I loved the book Lettie wrote and her persistence in getting published. Everything about this book is fun. The plot is great. I love when authors write books about being an author. The characters are perfect. From Ka ...more
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was unexpected for me. I loved the premise and the storyline, but I felt the author carried it out in such a unique way that I never quite knew what to expect. I loved that it wasn’t so predictable.

Charlotte or “Lettie” was a likeable protagonist. She definitely has her quirks but she comes through for those she cares about. Seeing all the angst she went through as an author opened my eyes up to a whole new world. Sometimes while reading I kept feeling like I was holding my breath, wa
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very good book. Had me crying at parts and laughing at others. Characters were very relatable.
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
4.5 Stars

GLASS SLIPPERS, EVER AFTER, AND ME is one of those stories that readers will fall in love with by the time they've turned the last page. There's heartache, humor, and romance as the heroine tries to fit her dreams with real life and fight for her own happily ever after. Highly recommended to contemporary romance and sweet romance fans who enjoy stories with self discovery and plenty of heart!

Lettie (and how I love that nickname for Charlotte!) was such a likable
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This book seemed like it could be realistic to me. Charlotte "Lettie" is an aspiring author who has heard "no" too many times. She has a few hangups and a complex about her writing until she is finally told "yes"!

To me, this was a story about reinventing yourself to become who others think you should be. Lettie is an adorable person with a great personality until a publicist gets hold of her and makes her change her online personality and lifestyle. Her best friend, Anders, sees who
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book . . . this book was so fun to read. It really takes you on a roller coaster of ride through an author's dream of what could happen beyond rejection. Of course there's a twist or a catch to that seven digit number. How Anders works into Charlotte's story and how Charlotte learns to love herself and to recognize what type of change is good for her is fantastic. I would highly recommend this book to everyone, not only for the fantastic love story, but for the underlying life lessons one c ...more
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVE Julie Wright's books!
I jumped at the chance to read this one before it's even officially out and I am so glad I made the time for it!
I love how Julie weaves stories together and the growth the characters experience. I love that I'm connected to them almost immediately and rooting for their success. I liked the Cinderella aspect of this novel and wish the book that Charlotte wrote was real.
Susan K
Romance, clean; Contemporary
Clean romantic re-imagined Cinderella story with a contemporary setting. Charlotte, and aspiring author, has had multiple, myriad rejections of her manuscripts, but supported most importantly by Anders, her best friend.
As Charlotte experiences success for a different approach to writing, the publisher makes her into something she really isn't. As the myriad, and many faceted reinventing of her moves forward on social media and in interviews, she is faced w
Sep 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I really wanted to like this book more. However, I cannot get over the fact that the advertising agent made the main character change everything about herself, when the book that she wrote was about being yourself. It still bothers me.
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Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!! Right off the bat I'll tell you my rating is a 5/5. I connected a lot with the main character Charlotte (or Lettie, or Char) because she's an introverted writer nerd!

The plot is well thought out and includes a lot of messages and themes from society today. It's a great book for looking at the undertone messages that society throws at us: is having a picture perfect life and an amazing Instagram the recipe for happiness? Is a fictional, online persona the
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
This book will make you laugh but also give you pause to look at your own life and if you are living behind a mask.

After years of rejection, Lettie has had a book accepted to be published and her life is about to turn upside down on all fronts.  She has a tenuous relationship with her mother, she has a stepsister that she adores, and a hunky paramedic neighbor that is about to become more than just friends.

Lettie is probably like most of us, comfortable in her skin but ha
Alicia (Alicia Reads It)
Glass Slippers, Ever After and Me is based on the classic fairy tale of Cinderella, but it managed to sweep me off my feet to the point that I wasn't comparing it to the original fairytale as I would have with other novels. Julie Wright managed to write an imaginative and smart modern-day love story that we can all relate to. This story follows Charlotte Kingsley--an aspiring author with commitment issues, and Anders, a hard-working, loving and fiercely loyal Swede, who happens to not only be Ch ...more
Jessica (BookObsessedJess)
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 4-stars
There are fewer things I love than Proper Romances. Shadow Mountain publishing house certainly knows how to pick excellent proper romance authors.

Let’s get to the book shall we?


Can the fairy tale bring Charlotte the happiness she’s looking for, or was he always there to begin with?

A modern, reimagined Cinderella story.

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Can ...more
Maria Thomas
My favorite part of this book was hearing Anders' grandfather speak Swedish. My mother was a native Swede who came to the states in her early 20's to marry my father, the American cowboy. The problem was that I understood what Farfar was saying while Lettie could not. I had to remind myself that she wouldn't know what he was saying. ha ha. But it was fun for me.

Now to the actual story. I loved the friendship between Anders and Lettie. And I loved the relationship between Lettie and her sister.
Lauren Archer
Oct 14, 2019 rated it liked it
I was really excited when I saw that this was a retelling of Cinderella, however, I had major difficulty seeing parallels. With all that being said there are a lot of things that this author does that makes this book totally stand on it’s own merit.

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Thank you NetGalley and Shadow Mountain for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Suzie Waltner
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
What happens when your dream-come-true strips away the things you already loved about your life? When Charlotte (Letti) Kingsley is finally offered the book contract she’s strived toward, it comes with conditions she never expected.

Charlotte is a character I wanted to both shake and hug at different times during this book. As she embraces her new image, some of her missteps with the important people in her life are cringeworthy.

This neighbors-who-are-friends-who-become-mo
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance
This book started out a little slow for me, mainly because Lettie has a tendency to take two paragraphs to say or think something that could have been said in about two sentences instead--which was consistent through the book and often quite witty but it was pretty wordy and it took some time for me to adjust to that. Partway through, though, things clicked for me and I did end up really liking the book. While on the one hand, of course you want Lettie to just tell her publisher and everyone to ...more
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I completely adored this book! I love fairy tale twists and this was SO GOOD! I loved the inspirations of the "Cinderella advice" found at the beginning of each chapter-- those were SO FUN! The story line is captivating and kept me reading long past midnight :)
3.5-star read

Charlotte 'Lettie" Kingsley has always dreamed that she might be able to make it as an author. She's written eight novels and received over 160 rejections. She truly believed her last novel would be "the one" to get accepted by her dream agent and she'd be on her way to becoming a published author. Her hopes and dreams are dashed when she, once again, receives a rejection letter. After pitching a fit, drowning her sorrows in ice cream and Thai food, Lettie decides to wri
KarenJo Custodio
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 magical stars!

Charming, witty, and heartwarming, Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie Wright is a refreshing and fun story with plenty of wonderful moments that will make you believe in happily ever afters.

I love a good clean contemporary romance and this one is engaging, well-written, and enchanting. I enjoyed the modern fairy tale twist, the relatable life situations throughout the story, and the relevant themes that will teach you a thing or two. The quotes
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, and all opinions are my own.

The story is about Charlotte Kingsley, a twenty-six year old author who, after finally getting published, has her life drastically changed by her agent and publicity firm. She goes from a laidback and comfortable life to one that is staged. Throughout the book, it is shown how this affects both Charlotte, as well as her friends and family.

I loved the plot and story of this book, and the wr
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really wanted to like this one. While I'm not majorly into Cinderella retellings, this one seemed like it would contain less of an abusive and narcissistic family and contain more of a girl who really comes into her own throughout the story. While those points are true: her family are not completely horrible, though she clashes with her mother and she does come to realize things throughout the
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
(4.5 stars) - A witty and surprisingly thoughtful story

This book is more of a relationship development romance despite its classic plot conflict structure. The story reads like you're there in the middle of all that's happening to Lettie. I loved the interactions and dialogue between her and Anders - they were so sweet and funny.

I also liked seeing how Lettie was growing as a person. She was pretty remarkable already for having such a difficult family life & still bei
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Julie Wright wrote her first book when she was fifteen. She's written over twenty novels since then. She is represented by Sara Crowe. She is a Whitney Awards winner for best romance with her book Cross My Heart and a Crown Heart recipient for the novel The Fortune Café.

She has one husband, three kids, one dog, and a varying amount of fish, frogs, and salamanders (depending on attritio